Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Winging it Wednesday
Recent comments have me wondering if I am any use to you guys whatsoever, so I want to open the floor to anyone who has ideas or suggestions, or scathing words that will make me cry, in hopes of making the blog all it can be. Most of you I know, and I know that perfection, cleaning 20 hours a day isn't possible nor enticing in any way, and that you just need motivation to keeps things below a 5. (On a scale of 1-10, a 1 is a sparkling wonderland, ad 10 needs kerosene and a match.) It looks as though, whichever chores you tackle, just writing it out helps motivate, that everyone can see and validate that you're not the lizard you think you are (I <3 you Megan).
So let's hear these ideas. I try to envision an average house, and keep a little action going in each quadrant each day so no one place becomes insurmountable. Frankly, I cold not function/live/breathe saving my bathrooms for one particular day, nor kitchen, etc., but if that appeals to you guys, I can try to modify.
But seriously, please just tell me it's working great. :)
Okay this morning, I:
-Made my protein shake/took meds.
-Ran the frou frou bath mats on an extra rinse cycle.
-Wiped own kitchen.
-Wondered how we can be Old Mother Hubbard and have food bursting from our cupboards at the same time.
-Made a bed.
-Eyed the donuts but resisted.
-Made the kids' chore lists. I do not expect my kids to be my neurotic minions, btw, nor do I want OCD anywhere near their lives, but they live here too and I do believe in everyone pitching in. They are very much still children. :)
-Sneered at some paperwork.
If my secret Wednesday Wish falls through, today I will:
-Scrub the bathroom walls a second time. That Mr. Magic sponge got a little threadbare.
-Mop bathroom floors.
-De-clutter counter top and living room.
-Wiped own toilets.
-Scrub out shower.
-Pay some attention to the master bedroom.
-Fold a load of laundry.
-Contemplate whether or not dust is considered to be plagues and/or pestilence.
-Wonder if I should clean with North Korea gearing up for an attack. Hell yes! That's my only coping skill!
-Vacuum my car.
MY IDEAS FOR YOU GUYS:
-Dishes dishes laundry laundry.
-Set your timer and spend ten minutes in each room, going as fast as you can. I suggest holding off on dishes and laundry until you've gathered everything from all the rooms.
-As you finish the dishes and are wiping the counters down and sweeping/Swiffering the floor, give the cupboard faces a once-over, yea!
-Get things off the floor.
-That's it, I'm going way easy on you guys today. Get your do-rag on and you guys can crank this out in under an hour.
-Don't forget to post and bask in the glory of your success.
Today's song: How Bizarre by OTC!